verbo can

Expresar la capacidad de hacer algo. Verbo Can


Helen: Look Betty, Bught Park at Loch Ness. The beach is very near, we can swim there.

Betty: Right! And can we take the dog with us? There are many trees there and we can take him on walks.

Helen: Oh no! We can't take the dog but look! There is a camp site on the isle of Wight.

Betty: Yes, there is. We can take the dog there and we can also swim at the beach or in the swimming pool. We can have dinner at the restaurant.

Helen: Listen Betty. This camp site has also got a washing machine so, we can wash our clothes. And the weather is better in the south.

Betty: O.K. Helen. Today is sunday. We can be there on friday.


Fijate bien:

Sujeto + can/can't + verbo (en infinitivo sin to)

Helen can't go to the cinema.

can + sujeto + verbo?

Can Helen go to the cinema?

Congujar can es muy fácil ya que sólo tiene una forma única para todas las personas.

Forma afirmativa verbo can:

Forma negativa verbo can:

Forma interrogativa verbo can:

Respuestas cortas - Afirmativas y negativas:


Con can se puede expresar la posibilidad e imposibilidad circunstancial o física de poder hacer algo:

-Birds have got wings. They can fly. - Los pájaros tienen alas. Pueden volar.

Can, suele aparecer con los verbos see (ver) y hear (oír). En este caso, can no suele traducirse.

-My father's at the door. I can hear him. - Mi padre está en la puerta. Le oigo.